Aug 4, 2004
Coming Soon: Bureaucratz N the Hood
Local officials embark upon a grand experiment to revitalize Oakland's worst neighborhoods one by one. Does it have a chance in hell?
Jul 14, 2004
The Real CSI
The crackerjack scientists at Lawrence Livermore's Forensic Science Center aren't merely solving baffling crimes. They're also watching your back.
Jun 2, 2004
Home for Good?
How Oakland is pioneering ways to keep parolees like Whitney Chappelle and Michelle French out of prison.
Apr 28, 2004
How a Berkeley scholar's groundbreaking research sparked one of the nastier academic debates in recent memory.
Mar 24, 2004
Fighting a Third World Menace
Big Pharma's greed didn't stop Children's Hospital's Dan Granoff from creating a meningitis vaccine for Africa's poor.
Mar 17, 2004
Revolving Doors at John George
Alameda County pays psych contractor big bucks to purge patients from its mental hospital. Critics call the practice dangerous and unethical.
Feb 25, 2004
Measure R: Antidote for Crime?
Oakland leaders are split on a tax initiative that funds both cops and social programs, with no guarantees that either can stop the killing.
Feb 18, 2004
The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
Staffers at Alameda County's psych hospital have long begged for better protections against violent patients. It took a doctor's murder to get them what they wanted.